A federal judge today handed a decisive loss to the Center for Medical Progress and BioMax, the two organizations embroiled in a lawsuit with the National Abortion Federation stemming from their smear campaign against Planned Parenthood.
The two bills passed Friday would “undermine access to comprehensive reproductive health care and criminalize the practice of medicine,” says the president of the National Partnership for Women and Families.
Democrats accused Republicans of engaging in a “witch hunt” against Planned Parenthood, as Republicans discussed two new bills that would let states defund Planned Parenthood with no proof of wrongdoing.
A decision Friday radically departs from the legal tradition of states recognizing court rulings from other states within their borders.
The amendments approved Thursday mean existing facilities that perform abortions will not have to meet hospital-like construction standards.
A ruling Thursday that religiously affiliated nonprofits can avoid complying with the process for requesting an exemption to the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit makes it more likely the Roberts Court will step in this fall.
The new legislation would give the California labor commissioner the ability to place a lien on the property of an employer cited for wage theft.
A complaint filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination accuses Mutual of Omaha of denying long-term care insurance to a man taking HIV medications.
The U.S. House is expected to vote Thursday on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood for one year unless it stops offering abortion care.
A clinic outside of Houston reportedly called the Harris County Sheriff’s office to arrest a woman suspected of presenting a fake ID to access reproductive health-care services.